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Jon Worley
Jon Worley
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original indigenous folk acid funk blues
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wild eyed lunatics
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13 mile to mo town
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face of the snake
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My music is an eclectic mix of roots, folk, blues,and soul music. I duct tape together ensembles of musicians depending on the piece or the gig, so you never know what accompaniment I might have on any given song or performance.
Band/artist history
I come from the back woods buckle of the bible belt other wise know as Morristown tn. Within a 30 mile radius of my house in hamblen county, bluegrass was born, dolly parton developed, and bands such as superdrag and weezer silently fermented. In the black fertile earth of this southern cauldron something happened to my young consciousness. It was systematically ejected to places unknown and forced to develop completely autonamousily. There I stumbled in frustration until I found the light. This particular light happened to be a nervous breakdown on top of a babygrand piano while in the throws of a really bad vitamin experiment. Needless to say it's been an interesting 7 year journey since.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
I will play any where they will not beat me with sticks. I opened up for Dave Grisman and Tony Rice at the terrapin hill harvest festival in KY in front of 5,000 people.
Your musical influences
woody gutherie, ani defranco, ben harper, bob dylan, t-bone walker, sly and the family stone, counting crows, greatfuldead, the list could go on forever
What equipment do you use?
1971 fender rhodes keyboard, 1966 wurlitzer keyboard, alvarez accoustic and as many lee oskar harmonica's as I can get my hands on
Anything else?
Jon Worleys Grass Roots Original American Indigenous Folk Music Singer-songwriter Jon Worley, an east Tennessee native beats down the same dusty folk rock roads following the footsteps of his predecessors, Dylan, Guthrie, Havens, and Cocker, carrying with him and his music the heart and soul our indigenous American culture. He works to combine flares of blues, jazz, folk, bluegrass, funk, along with an African/Appalachian style that captures the essence of true musical revival. His voice is unbridled allowing his one man show to keep a fast pace combining percussive rhythmic guitar, keyboard, and harp. With all the pent up emotion of a slam poet, Worley captures the hearts and minds of audiences captivating and evoking them into experiencing the Worley journey. After seven years of living as a wayfaring stranger Jons connection to the listener remains to be his vehicle of expression and motivation, allowing him to be a shot to the mainline. Jon writes about what he knows and thats the people. His music touches the common man fusing the feelings of a downtrodden generation standing apart from popular culture and prepackaged music. Current and Upcoming Work experience: The Terrapin Music Festival, KY; September 26 - 8, 2003 Berea College, Red Brick Concert Series, September 11, 2003 High on Rose, Lexington, KY; Wednesday, August 27, 2003 The Downtown, Morristown, TN, Friday, August 22, 2003 The Front Porch, Cosby, TN; August 2003 TGI Fridays Bar party Lexington, KY; July 2003 Sassy Anns, Knoxville, TN; July 2003 The Front Porch, Cosby, TN; July 2003 Washington DC Area Yoga Convention Hartford, TN; July 2003 Harrys Cajun Blues Bar Hyannis, MA; July 2003 The Jeannie Johnson, Boston, MA; July 2003 Subway system Boston, MA; July 2003 The Ryde Richmond, KY; July 2003 American Roots Festival, Morristown, TN; July 2003 Buddha Belly, Richmond, KY; June 2003 The Ryde, Richmond, KY; June 2003 Manhattans, Knoxville, TN; June 2003 The Downtown, Morristown, TN; June 2003 Java Garden, Morristown, TN; June 2003 Smokey Mountain Grill, Newport, TN; June 2003 Higher Grounds, Morristown, TN; June 2003 Berea College, Berea, KY; May 2003 Previous starving experience: Java Jazz Jefferson city, tn barleys tap room Knoxville, tn McGees Irish pub Knoxville, tn spicys on the strip Knoxville, tn java in the old city Knoxville, tn down home Johnson city, tn tweetch and jeeters Jonesborough, tn be here now Ashville, nc smokehouse grill Morristown, tn main street coffee house Morristown, tn Guilford college greenesborough, nc Flat rock folk festival flat rock, nc Downtown Morristown Summer bash Morristown, tn panther creek bluegrass festival Morristown, tn Radio play 88.7 wncw spindale, nc 89.5 wets Johnson city, tn 94.3 Knoxville, tn 1100 wcrk Morristown, tn 1300 wmtn Morristown, tn 1270 wlik Newport, tn 100.3 the river Knoxville, tn Contact info: Jon Worley at cornbreadblues@hotmail.com home phone 865-689-7614 For Mp3's http://www.soundclick.com/bands/6/jonworleymusic.htm
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